Monday, September 7, 2009

Feeling ever blessed...

Ever have those days that you are just so grateful for just about everything? Today has been one of those days. As I write this, I get teary eyed just thinking about how blessed we are and how blessed a life we live.

I am so thankful for Daddy Brown. This November, we will celebrate our 11th year of marriage. It is difficult for me to remember a time before he was in my life. I have as much love and passion for him today as I have ever had and am grateful for such a wonderful gift of his love. It is truly a gift.

We celebrated my birthday last weekend with Daddy Brown's side of the family and celebrated this weekend with my side of the family. I love getting together and celebrating, not for the presents or the cake and ice cream, but because my family is my world in whole. Daddy Brown came from good stock. They love me, not as an in-law, but as a daughter and sister. I am thankful for my parents and grateful of the job they did in raising me. They taught me how to be a great mom and my sisters are my best friends.

Today I sat and thought about my Brownies and what their lives have in store for them. Will they be kind and caring? Will they be respectful and Godly men? These are the things I pray for in their future. It scares me to know we have such a monumental responsibility in raising them. It also makes me keenly aware of our duty to love and nurture their every need, as well as disciplining them to know right from wrong. Being a mother has had so many surprising emotions for me. I never knew that I had so much love in me to give and I never knew how much unconditional love I could receive.

Yep, today I'm feeling ever blessed!

1 comment:

Team Martins said...

Happy early anniversary! Congrats on quite an accomplishment, still in love and sharing life with your groom.

And I know just what you mean... it's reflecting on things like this that make even the hardest of days, the best of days.

Hope to see you soon!